Education, Non-Profit and Social Services

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Education, Non-Profit and Social Services

Are you someone who cares for others, enjoys building people up and helping them achieve their potential? Join the Education, Non-Profit and Social Services Career Community on Handshake to receive relevant industry information, learn about great events, and discover internships and volunteer opportunities to build your resume. And connect with your Career Coach for personalized advice!

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Personal or general interests that indicate this community might be a good fit:
Personal improvement, desire to help underrepresented populations, showing empathy and support for others, community service, teaching, mentoring, human rights, social advocacy, victim advocacy, working with animals, immigration, recreation and parks, philanthropy

Industries in which
you might seek employment
after graduation:


Careers you might consider
after graduation:

  • Childcare
  • Education
  • Recreation and parks
  • Prisons
  • Community development
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Hospice Care
  • Event production
  • Hospitals
  • Public health
  • Nursing homes
  • Youth services
  • Victim assistance
  • Teacher
  • Counseling
  • Grant writer
  • Spiritual advisor
  • Hospice worker
  • Event planner
  • Volunteer coordinator
  • Community developer

Meet Your Career Coach:


Lori Bolton

Career Coach

After 14 years away from OSU Lori has returned to career services. She previously worked in Career Services at The OSU Marion Regional campus, in the College of Medicine and with the College of Public Health. She spent time as an academic advisor working with all majors and preparing students to transition from high school to college, transfer from two-year programs to four-year programs, and enter the workforce or move on to professional degree programs. Lori believes that students’ diverse backgrounds and experiences are their greatest strengths, and she will work with each student to cultivate, promote, and celebrate their individual talents. Her education includes both a MS in Education with a focus on higher education counseling and a BS in Business Management with a minor in communications. Lori is a lifelong Ohioan and considers herself to be a National Park geek, visiting over twenty parks so far.

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Jobs and Internships for members of this Career Community

Guides and tip sheets you'll find useful:

  1. Searching for a Job in Human Services

  2. Teaching English Abroad

  3. Short Term Post Grad Job Opportunities

  4. Conducting an Informational Interview

  5. Mentoring Programs

Helpful Links for members of this Career Community

Education, Non-Profit and Social Services

  • Idealist: Global directory of jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities with non-profit organizations around the world

  • Social Service Job Site: Online job board for social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, mental health, case management, employee assistance, volunteer management, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, community development, youth development, child welfare, developmental disabilities and all other areas of social services.

  • Volunteer Match: Explore hundreds of volunteer opportunities in cause areas like health and medicine, education, community building etc. Choose from numerous nonprofit organizations nationwide who are seeking volunteers to create a real impact.

  • 2-1-1 Directory (HandsOn Central Ohio): Connecting residents in Franklin county with comprehensive and up-to-date information about social, health and government services.

  • How to Become a Social Worker: This comprehensive guide dissects the education and training required for entry into the field, specific certifications needed, the job prospects that lie ahead and social worker salaries across the country.

  • HigherEd Jobs: A resource for finding your next job in higher education.

  • Education America: Can browse jobs without registering; to apply, you must complete the free registration.  Includes teaching and support jobs; the teaching positions require Master’s degrees or other credentials.

  • i-to-i TEFL: Access information on TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) courses and jobs.

  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages): Provides advice from TESOL instructors, job listings, and information on the TESOL certification process.

  • Pro Z Translation Workplace: Online listing of translation jobs.  Search by language to make it even easier to access the database of opportunities.

  • Over 2000 employers and the opportunity to search for your desired teaching position based on location.

  • Whether you are a natural teacher seeking the credentials to start your career or an educator trying to make the leap into administration to enact change, has resources to guide you to success.

  • University HQ: A helpful starting point for learning about careers in psychology and counseling.

Industry Connections for Education, Non-Profit and Social Services

If you're an employer that is interested in recruiting from this population of students at The Ohio State University, we've made it easy for you! Assistant Director of Industry Connections Aaron Klein is your point of contact. Aaron can help you explore our Career Fairs and Expos, our signature programs, and develop a recruiting strategy to hire from the high-caliber and diverse population of students and recent alumni.


Andrew Freeman, MHI (He/Him/His)

Assistant Director of Industry Connections

Andrew joined Career Success in 2022, coming to us from The OSU Wexner Medical Center. His own career includes 20 years in the events industry in Columbus and Seattle, and as a volunteer performer with community choruses in both cities. Andrew has served as president of two non-profit boards, and as interim executive director of an arts organization. His experiences and skills provide a vast and diverse network from which he can draw, to connect industry communities with ASC students.

He holds a bachelor’s in liberal studies from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s in healthcare innovation from The Ohio State University. Andrew is honored to create opportunities for ASC students cultivating their success and to connect them with professional communities seeking top talent.